Recoil Performance Group (DK)

HØST (Harvest)
| Thursday 30 June
At 10:30 – 12:30
Tanssin talo - Dance House Lobby

How do we shape nature through labour and how does labour shape a human body? – Two performers from different traditions: a contemporary and a neo-flamenco dancer inhabit this question in a set that incorporates soil and crops.

The piece juxtaposes imagery and sounds from the farming industry to the performers' very own trade of being a dancer. With audience surrounding it, the stage is transformed into a large speaker with technology that makes the floor reverberate, setting the soil and the dancers in motion.

Artist / Company Bio

Led by choreographer Tina Tarpgaard, Recoil creates choreographic works for beings, objects and spaces. The driving force is to decenter the human from the performative space and foster critical thinking.
In several award-winning performances, this was explored through the interaction of human movement and software art. In later years, the research has pursued more analogue universes, which have included other biological entities to put into perspective human presence in the ecosystem and speculate about future scenarios.
Tina Tarpgaard and producer Carlos Calvo are cofounding members of the Danish platform MOMAK (Movement Makers cooperative)

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  • Choreographer

    Tina Tarpgaard
  • Co-creating dance artists

    Hilde I. Sandvold and Jossette Reilly
  • Composer, sound design and production

    Lars Greve (Resonerende Rum)
  • Light designer

    Andreas Buhl
  • Sound design

    Mikkel Larsen
  • Costume designer

    Inbal Lieblich
  • Producer

    Carlos Calvo
  • Produced by

    Recoil Performance Group & Resonerende Rum
  • Supporters

    Danish Arts Foundation, Bikuben Fonden, Wilhelm Hensen Fonden, Willem Demant Fonden, Augustinus Fonden
  • Premiere date and place

    18-05-2021. Vedersø (Denmark)
  • Duration (minutes)

    50 min
  • Stage dimensions

    Optimal 11 x 11 x 4,5 m (with audience on 4 sides)
  • Target group

    12 and up